Minnesota Bartending

In Minnesota, there aren’t any state regulations in place that require a server or bartender to be licensed in order to sell alcohol.

It is still important to keep in mind some employers may require bartenders to complete such courses regardless of state or city laws.

State-recommended Alcohol Educational Material:

Training is a good idea for anyone seeking employment but it is not mandated by state statute or rule in Minnesota. Here’s a few links recommended by the state:

  • List (pdf) of Regional Alcohol Awareness Trainers
  • R.A.V.E. and P.O.LD. information link (pdf)
  • Alcohol Server Awareness Training PowerPoint
  • If you would like to save time and take a course, we suggest this one from ServingAlchohol.

Minimum Age to Serve Alcoholic Beverages in Minnesota:

  • 18

Other Requirements That May Be Helpful:

  • Driver’s License or Passport
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Be able to stand long periods of time
  • Knowledge of basic drink recipes

For more information, please contact your local City Clerk’s office.


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